Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Test Your Reaction Time

Getting old, are you?

Reflexes slowing down?

The Highway Code says the average driver's reaction time is:
.75 seconds


1 car length for every 10 mph...

Test your reaction time with this special test.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

All Tests Complete

It's finally done.

For the past several weeks I've been doing study & taking tests to obtain my P (passenger) Endorsement to be able to drive a taxi here in Christchurch. I've had to do a theory test about carrying passengers, special needs, & special requirements for a passenger service license holder. I was very happy to pass this test with 100% (i have sat this test previously, years ago).

Today, I sat a practical driving test with a testing officer; again I did exceptionally well (I have been driving for 13 years).

So now it's a waiting game. My application is now being processed by LTSA (Land Transport Safety Authority), and once they have approved my license I can start driving taxis.

I've driven taxi's in the past when I lived in Christchurch previously so I'm looking forward to getting back into it. I'll let you know when it's all comes through.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Employee of the month

Now that's what I call dedication to the job, although why the person didn't use their lap; after all, it is a laptop.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm Fed Up

Is there anyone else out there who is fed up with Microsoft?

I'm operating Vista on my PC at current, & it's really annoying how slow it can be at times. I often re-set it at least twice a day, sometimes up to 10 if it's real bad. It just freezes for no reason.

Anyway, I'm in the process (with the help of my friend in Perth) of changing to Linux. First I have to back up all my files. If I decide to go back to Windows (unlikely), I have the Vista installation disc.

Have you had problems with Windows, to the point where you feel like throwing the thing out the window? I would be interested to hear what you have experienced. Just leave a comment in the comments section.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Restaurant Math

This was emailed to me; it's quite clever and it does work. Just make sure you don't look at the bottom until you get there.

Work this out as you read .

Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat. (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1758...

If you haven't, add 1757.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number. (I.e., How

many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE ! ------ (Oh YES, it is!)

Be sure to let me know how you got on by leaving a comment.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Our Weekend Away

During the weekend Jo & I went up to my hometown of Blenheim to visit the family.

It's about a 4 hour drive, but with a young child & having to make a few extra stops it took us about 4 and a half hours; we arrived about 6:30pm on Friday night.

We went shopping with my Uncle (who we were staying with) on Saturday morning & then my Nana & Aunt joined us for a BBQ lunch. We finished up about 2pm & spent the rest of afternoon lounging around the house.

Sunday of course was Mothers Day; now while my own mum is still overseas with my sister in Perth, it was Jo's second Mothers day, and so we went out with the rest of the family for a Mothers day lunch at a nice restaurant in town; the family very generously paid for Jo & I.

My good friend Warren then took us for a drive to a small seaside town called Picton (my family has a holiday home in the sounds and so I grew up around Picton allot). Warren then came back to my uncles place & joined us for a roast dinner, as if lunch wasn't enough.

Today (Monday), and unfortunately the weekend was over & it was time to make the 4 and a half hour drive home to Christchurch. We arrived home about 3:45pm. A lovely weekend away; Jo & I both agree we'll have to go away more often. Next time we'll make sure the digital camera has fully charged batteries.

How often do you get to venture away from home for a few days? Where is your favorite destination?

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Monday, May 5, 2008

One year old today

One year ago today our little Chloe was born; the year certainly has gone quickly. These 2 photo's are her when she was born, and her one year later.

She is starting to say basic mumble words like baba (buba), & it won't be long before she'll be standing by herself. You can see more photo's here on my Facebook page.

I'm looking forward to watch her grow up over the next 12 months.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Yip, the heater still works!

I haven't had to use a real heater in about 6 years and so it has always been in the back of the shed ready to emerge should we need it. Of course here in Christchurch, the climate is much cooler than it is in Perth, so the heater has been a little closer to hand than it has been previously.

To date we have not needed the heater because it hasn't been all that cold, until today. The top temperature was 10deg C; I'm not sure what time it was recorded, but it was just cold all day & wet too. Now that is cold for an Autumn day, but the weather man says there is a cold snap making it's way up NZ's south island.

I like it; it's easier to rug up than strip off, if you get my drift. Anyway, with Winter on the way soon, you're sure to hear more about the lovely weather here in NZ.

For those who are interested, you can view the current conditions on the weather widget on my right hand sidebar.

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